Sources: Jokic to win second straight MVP award

by Gordon Dixon - Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player for a second consecutive season, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Sources: Jokic to win second straight MVP award

Sources: Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic to be named NBA MVP for second consecutive season play Is Nikola Jokic the right pick for MVP? (0:59) Jay Williams and Tim Legler react to Nikola Jokic being voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player. (0:59) 8:47 AM ET ESPN Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has been voted the NBA's Most Valuable Player for a second consecutive season, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. A formal announcement is expected this week, sources told Wojnarowski. Jokic's raw stats were even better this year than last year, as he averaged career highs of 27.1 points and 13.8 rebounds per game. He also averaged 7.9 assists, good for eighth in the league. Editor's Picks Jokic says he'll sign supermax 'if offer is on table' 11d Ohm Youngmisuk 1 Related Jokic also became the first player in NBA history with 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a season. The Denver center did it all without two of his co-stars as point guard Jamal Murray missed the entire season while recovering from a torn ACL, and Michael Porter Jr . was held to just nine games because of a back injury. Despite that, the Nuggets were still able to make the playoffs as the West's fifth seed. Jokic is the 14th player in NBA history to win the MVP multiple times and the second straight winner to go back-to-back after Giannis Antetokounmpo won it in 2018-19 and 2019-20. Antetokounmpo was a finalist for this year's award, along with Joel Embiid .